TiEcon Kerala 2013 to feature Mentoring & Pitch festival


Kochi: The second edition of TiEcon Kerala 2013, to be held in Kochi on December 13-14, 2013, will see two separate tracks on mentoring and business plan pitches. These tracks have been designed to cater to the needs of the participants.

According to a statement from TiE Kerala Chapter, the organisers of TiEcon Kerala, “We got a lot of positive feedback on the mentoring tracks last year and based on feedback, we have added the pitch festival”.

Mentoring track will provide an opportunity to enable entrepreneurs bounce some of their business issues with established entrepreneurs, investors, business consultants and coaches. The service will be provided for the participants on the conference. Participants can discuss issues related to finance, operations, marketing, people processes et.al to the mentors.

Some of the mentors on the panel are K Ganesh , a very successful serial entrepreneur; Sunil Theckath of India Value Fund Advisors; K T Chandy, Partner at Ernst & Young and several of the speakers who have expressed their desire to be part of the track.

Pitch festival invites young entrepreneurs to come and showcase their business plans to venture capitalists and seasoned investors. TiE Kerala expects some business plans to receive expressions of interest from the investors and also get actual commitments of investments. It will also be a great opportunity for some these entrepreneurs to get advice related to their ventures and insights which will enable them to structure their business plans in the future. Some leading angels like Sushanto Mitra of Lead Angels and Venture Capitalists will also be present in the panel.

The registration for the tracks will commence on December 1st. Both sessions will be limited to 15 minutes and participants should structure their discussions. All pre-registered conference participants can register with the TiEcon organisers. The participants will also be provided with templates on what to prepare when they speak to a mentor or pitch their business plan.

Kerala IT News


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